This is amazing! Swimming really isn't a sport where the spotlight shines often, so it's great to put those role models back in contact with the kids just starting off and keep them motivated. I can't even imagine how they must feel, I know I'd be super impressed - hehe
Fort Frances Aquanauts Swim Team (FFAST) would be blown away if Ryan Lochte came to visit our club. A couple of our senior swimmers are in Ottawa at the provincials rights now medalling out. We are a very small club, in a small town. This would simple be an extraordinary opportunity for them all (including coaches and parents). Kudos swimoutlet.com and Ryan for allowing this opporuntity to these young athletes!
This is great! I was at the Eastern Coaches Clinc and Ryan Lochte was part of the staff. He did an amazing job teaching the swimmers from the youngest to the oldest. What a great role model for all our swimmers!! Keep up the great work!
Major kudos to Lochte and SwimOutlet.com for giving back to the youth! Those kids will never forget that moment and several of them will certainly be inspired and motivated to dig a little deeper in practice from here on out... wouldn't be at all surprised if a future Olympian or two develops out of that group!
Very cool video and no doubt an inspiration to all those kids. Hopefully Ryan (or other Olympians) will make visits like this to age group teams working out at pools other than his alma mater (yes, that was UF's O'Connell Center). Good on SwimOutlet!